Skip to comments.Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss
Posted on 06/03/2014 12:19:54 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
For all of the talk about "hope" and "change" and both were powerful slogans for Obama in 2008 the core of Obama's appeal to many independents and even some Republicans was the idea that he would restore competence back to the White House after President George W. Bush's eight years, years defined by mistaken intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and a mishandling of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Obama openly embraced the idea that he was the anti-Bush on nothing much more than his commitment to putting the best people in the right places within his administration. (Remember the whole "Team of Rivals" thing?)
As conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in the Boston Globe: "Running to succeed the deeply polarizing George W. Bush, Obama held himself out not just as a leader who would never 'pit red America against blue America,' but as a natural-born manager whose hallmark was smarts and competence."
Which is what makes the series of problems within his administration of late all the more politically problematic for Democrats trying to hold onto their Senate majority and narrow their House minority this November. The current scandal engulfing the VA is the latest example of competence questions surrounding this White House, but they include everything from the rollout of HealthCare.gov to the targeting of tea party groups by a Cincinnati IRS office. While none of these problems are easily tied directly to a decision Obama made (or didn't make), they have all eroded the public's faith that he knows what he's doing.
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Americans doubted from the start.
Democrats were the fools who believed.
he is not our boss
They “doubt” him being a good boss but they all still love the guy more than their “smart” phone and would vote for him a third time if they could.
“Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss”
Who did the post interview? The man that was born yesterday?
BINGO...an OBVIOUS ENEMY OF STATE FROM DAY ONE.......
I started to doubt he was “a good boss” in 2007, when he thought he might run. At some point, I “started to doubt” he has America’s best interest at heart. That’s long since passed. Today I am “starting to doubt” that he is even human.
Maybe the reality TV shows are just now going into repeats.
I have come to believe that he is evil. The video of blowing a kiss at Carney shows a personality of someone I would not like to meet, let alone know or put my faith in.
There is something profoundly not right with him.
Well, gee, now that I think about it a bit, he does rather $uck, doesn’t he?
I say this un-sarcastically, “Really”?
Incompetence is Obama’s stock alibi.
If the Current Regime has lost the unquestioning support of the Washington (Com)Post, then they are on very shaky ground indeed.
LBJ could see the beginning of the end when he lost Walter Cronkite, after the reverses in Viet Nam.
There is no faster avalanche in the world than the collapse of a political favorite in the eyes of the former supporters.
Incompetence knows no color.
A good boss??? I doubt that Obama is the Antichrist, but only because the druggie is neither as intelligent nor as energetic as Satan himself will be. I am, however, starting to appreciate just how destructive pure evil can be, and I am far more afraid of the coming tribulation than I ever was before I saw how easily Obama could fool so many people.
The question is boss for who?
He’s sure gone out of his way to make sure Islamic conquest continues unabated.
I do not accept the premise of George W. Bush’s “mistakes.” I don’t agree with him, or anybody else, on everything, but he was a fine president. The media was the only entity who “polarized” people’s views of W. At least he had the best in mind for the country, unlike the America-hater we have now.
Disclaimer re: last post.
Dear Secret Service,
It was a joke.
Like this administration.
It took you FIVE EFFIN YRS to figure that out?
Good gawd people are stupid
Another facet to this is that the media made this guy and they can destroy him, if they wanted to. They could roll his skinny behind in less than a day if they really put their mind to it. We will see though.
0bama is doing as much damage as he can before next January, figuring that he will just veto any legislation that seeks to undo what he has done.
He will continue his full-blown Executive Order assault on the Constitution until the day he leaves office on the theory that he will have accomplished so much damage, and moved the goal posts so far, no following administration will ever undo all of it.
And I thank 51-53% of the American people who made it all happen.
Anyone paying attention knew all along. The red flags have always been there.
That's a really good point.
They made him, have maintained him, and they could drive him from office if the chose.
If he were a Republican they would, of course.
Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction - Congress agreed with him...
mishandling of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - it was not his job until the local democrap machine failed miserably at caring for their own and already had things royally screwed up.
Nice try, Washington Compost. But, now we know to expect the next article in this series praising Hillary’s competence in 3.... 2... 1.....
He's pretty easy to understand really. Bill Clinton was/is sociopathic. That is, he has no grasp of actions and reactions regarding human perception of himself. He does not feel shame or remorse. He doesn't feel empathy. He can feel sympathy however (usually for himself). What made Clinton so hard to figure out was that he was a good liar and great actor.
Obama phones it in. He's lazy. He is the guy that THINKS he is the smartest in the room. He doesn't know any better. At the same time, he is insecure as a result of never earning an accolade by only his own honest merits. He knows he is a fraud while at the same time using his arrogance and condescension to belittle others when challenged with intelligence and logic. OBAMA WILL ALWAYS HAVE AN ANSWER and an excuse. He surrounds himself with petty pitty pushers. They tell him he's great. They make fun of opponents and bolster his ego. They contort real world views for him to fit his comfort zone.
This is revealed in the speeches he reads that are written by others. He doesn't remember most of what he has previously said because he believes in so little. What he says is only a tool to push a means to an end. The words matter little to him. And you will notice, the longer he is in office, the more crass and direct he becomes. His "off the cuff" comments are the best revelation of who he is and what he believes. The rest is just a show, smoke and mirrors to influence public opinion.
Forget boss, he’s not even a convincing figurehead.
“until the local democrap machine failed miserably at caring for their own “
The LA gov, Landrieu, was ready to accept federal assistance until Hillary Clinton went down there and got on a phone with the DNC with the gov and put the kibosh on assistance.
It was a political move. Purely. And people died as a result, not to mention the sullying of the W Presidency.
They might get the chance.
I "mostly" agree with you. I'll give him "fine" not great. Bush got soft and squishy in his second term, especially the last two years. He started caring about public opinion and wanted media & democrats to like him. The spending, education, medicare, etc. all pushed him back to mediocre.
I am very thankful he was President when 9/11 occurred and during the recession that followed (along with Tyco, Enron and the tech bubble burst). Those first few years were his finest hours as Commander in Chief.
kathleen blanco was the incompetent La. gov; landrieu is in the senate
Watch me waste bandwith now:
I need to go give birth to an obama after that.
Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss
The average American doesn’t catch on very quickly, do they?
George Bush was a decent and honorable patriot who did a fine job as president except he spent, or allowed the spending of too much! The city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana created the Katrina disaster. Virtually all politicians, including all DEMS, agreed there were WMDs and the Iraq War was the right thing to do.
The Washington Post cannot say anything bad about Obama without first saying something bad about Bush.
Only a complete a$$whole would take this long to get it.
WaPo has any crediblity left after coverng for this fool on the hill for so long? You ar joking, right?
Like his father, George W Bush is a decent, honorable man. He would have been a great president except for the fact that he was a Bush, and as a result was too enamored with the idea that a centralized government can do things well. Thank God we had him on 9/11, but his cozying up to Ted Kennedy was beyond the pale. His reluctance to take on and respond to the attacks from his political enemies (I blame the porcine Karl Rove's advice for that) led to his ultimate downfall.
The POTUS is “boss” of the military. Not of me. The POTUS is a puiblic servant.
The American sheeple made them god kings. That’s why we live in a totalitarian state.
Its still cool to vote for the Black guy, doubly cool that he is probably an un-American pro-Muzzie, triply cool that his policies are destroying the economy, but saving Gaia, and quadruply cool that he is for queer-marriage. Yes, the denizens of the welfare office and daytime tv would vote for him a third time.